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I second that emotion.

Call me idyllic, but I wanted to make a couple of very small changes to my book and was somewhat non-plussed that it couldn’t be uploaded as, essentially, a replacement/overwrite of the existing book without requiring me to order further copies, too.

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Jun 18, 2012 8:22am PDT
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More-money-than-sense of simple insanity might help?
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Well, I guess that’s where the ‘research’ comes in. But it’s interesting to know you’ve looked at the extras, too, and decided it makes things as equally prohibitive.

I have to say, when I found out, I felt the bulk discounts offered by Blurb – certainly when you consider them over and above a one-off copy [albeit from a fairly ignorant standpoint!] – seemed a little miserly, on the face of it.

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Jun 18, 2012 8:17am PDT
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Hi Both…  : )

editionh: I’m not a user of e-books [nor currently a slave to the Apple juggernaut ], so can’t actually verify a ‘version’ of that – otherwise I might be tempted. [If I ever did succumb, it’s certainly worth looking into; the price differential being so relatively vast.]

 Phillie1:  All very interesting points. I’ve only recently become aware of the possibilities that something like Blurb offers, so I guess it’s inevitable that ‘local printers’ become aware of this and begin to compete. It’s definitely something I’d investigate. [e.g. I’m contemplating a photography book at some point. Even I’d have to sell a kidney to buy a copy! If I were to put a little bit of proportional profit on top, it’s hard to imagine anyone else selling both of theirs!!]

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Jun 11, 2012 11:53am PDT
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More-money-than-sense of simple insanity might help?
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And where’s a smell chucker when you need one in the forum…

 "More-money-than-sense OR simple insanity might help?"

 Ahem.

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Jun 6, 2012 4:36am PDT
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More-money-than-sense of simple insanity might help?
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I’m considering selling my book with a courtesy pack of crayons for the potential buyer to eat!  

I received my first book this morning, and I’m very impressed by the quality and feel of the book [softcover]. And it will certainly prove to be a wonderful lifetime/experience keepsake, as was its main intention.

But… at 20UKP + 5UKP for shipping, I can’t help but think it’s a frightening amount for others to potentially buy into. It certainly doesn’t feel like a 30UKP book in the hands! 

I guess it’s a devil and the deep blue sea scenario, but as pleased as I am with the result, there’s a part of me that almost feels obliged to warn potential buyers to lower their expectation due to the price alone.

Has anyone had any experience of buyers actually throwing a book back at them when they eventually get hold of it? Should I disable the hardcover option, just in case? Or simply buy a book crash helmet?  

Or maybe I should’ve investigated its pop-up Free Hug potential; the book could then immidiately console the buyer. 

I’m looking for reassurance… 

 

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Jun 6, 2012 4:34am PDT
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